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Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 22 161
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New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We seem to visit this bar/restaurant every second day when on holiday in Rarotonga. We're either having a meal there or calling in for a drink on our way out to eat somewhere else, or having a nightcap on our way home. Lunch was pretty good too. Great atmosphere, great views, great food and great people. A must visit. We've... More 

Thank NZMareeP
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived slightly early so as to enjoy cocktails with sunset followed by lovely dinner. Sadly some inexperienced staff took some of the shine off but a good night. Great selection in menu so all can be satisfied.

Thank 814stuartt
Kristiansand, Norway
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recomended this restaurant by the staff at Magic Reef. We were very satisfied with that recomondation and went to Waterline for several evenings. Good food and friendly staff. Chris' playlist was a great success every night. That man can make a great athmosphere with music:)

Thank Geir T
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is that moment you feel like you really are not in the country but somewhere else that looks like heaven,Mike took care of us so so well and we definitely will be back

Thank Lily B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm going to start with the good.. location beautiful, table excellent, the seafood platter awesome and the fish good. One of the staff offered to take photos which was also nice. The bad.. we ordered garlic bread that didn't taste like garlic, the Thai creamy chicken curry wasn't creamy and had no coconut cream which is strange for an island... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the sort of place you see in movies. I had the tuna it was a very generous portion and absolutely delicious. Cocktails were also well made and enjoyable.

Thank 50snomad
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place to have a meal. The setting looking down to the beach is beautiful. Food extremely yummy and staff really friendly.

Thank PatGoulden
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place by following the signs of the main road down a side road towards the beach. Interesting decor of boats and fishing. Met the owner Chris who seems to be living the lifestyle of islands very casually! Food was good good based on our selections for lunch

Thank crikeydick
Blenheim, New Zealand
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great location with good simple food. Trouble was multiple service staff served our table and twice mucked up my order. We had a lovely evening and the mistakes were fixed with a smile and no charge so professionally handled. Go the margarita was amazing and the food good.

Thank AliTR21
Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fortnight in Rarotonga, and this little place was just down the end of the road (staggering distance). We were made to feel very welcome, and treated like family after the second visit. The staff are attentive and efficiant, and the owner Chris is often in the bar to chat. It's not a large place - maybe seats... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$15 - $31
Seafood, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 22 161
Casual beach dining with all the frills.Open Tues-Sun for lunch and dinner. Enjoy one of our tasty cocktails and the breathtaking sunset before dining on Pacific style international cuisine. We have one of Raro's most extensive wine lists available.We can host both your wedding ceremony and reception on site either on the beach or our sunset deck.Experience romantic Rarotonga the Waterline way.Live music Wednesday nights. Bookings essential.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?